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Idiots guide to Grease proof paper

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AtSea1979 Sat 02-May-15 16:46:25

Which way up does it go?
Shining side down or up?

Attempting to make DS a birthday cake using Asda medeira mix (designed for two shallow tins) in a deep square tin.

AmyElliotDunne Sat 02-May-15 16:53:45

I use shiny side up, but I also grease the tin and then grease the paper. Just made a really sticky chocolate cake today doing this and the paper came off fine.

I also wrap the cake in cling film shortly after it comes out of the oven to keep the steam inside, makes it really moist. I forgot to do this with DS's cake and he moaned that it was really dry!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 02-May-15 16:59:31

I'd always use baking parchment rather than greaseproof paper - I always find greaseproof paper sticks really badly?

AtSea1979 Sat 02-May-15 16:59:36

Thankyou, tin is greased now so I'll put paper in and grease that too. Never heard of the cling film thing.

KatharineClifton Sat 02-May-15 17:00:46

You can get tin liners ready made really cheap. In poundland and the like.

AtSea1979 Sat 02-May-15 17:06:36

Ah well I don't have any parchment but I'll try and get some before the party. This is the practice run, the party is next wkend.

AtSea1979 Sat 02-May-15 18:24:48

Well it's cooked through nicely but it's not risen much. Would adding a bit of bicarb or baking powder help?

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